Punta Gorda, FL
I received my cross from another member of our parish women’s Emmaus Retreat team. This year was the first time in 7 years that I was unable to participate in helping lead the annual retreat, due to family obligations. I missed the opportunity to share in this year’s experience, but the gift of this cross let me know that my faith and spirit was with the team and the retreatants even though I was not physically present. As my energies were not working with the retreat program this year, God placed me with a non-profit organization that helps at-risk children instead! I know that I am doing His work!